Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Dr. Scholls For Her Cozy Cushions


So if you knew me in person, you would know that I love slippers. And not just any slippers, I like the Perry the Platypus slippers or any other fun character, but I really, really love my cozy slippers. You know, the ones that look like Uggs. Oh yea. I love those (and I try not to wear them out too much, since they are slippers, not actual boots).






Well, not too long ago, I bought a really comfy pair from Walmart. Then I got my RoseVoxBox from Influenster. In it, was Dr. Scholls for Her Cozy Cushions. They are inserts for your favorite boots, slippers, shoes, etc. I decided I could NOT put them in actual boots, or sneakers. I HAD to put them in my slippers! Make them go from warm and cozy, to EXTRA warm and EXTRA cozy.

Ok. I'm in Arizona, and I don't need warm yet. But I will! It will get cold! I promise you. Our night time temps now are in the 50s, this week we are gonna be in the 70s to high 60s, and it will only get colder. Sometime around January it gets the coldest. Yes, even us in the Phoenix area get frost on our cars, frost on the grass, we can see our breath. But I will admit, it is nothing like back home in Ohio! Whew!





These cozy cushions are just so warm and fuzzy! They are really keeping my feet warm at night. I just love them. They come in a large size, so they will fit anyone. You simply look at the back and cut it down to the size you need, then slip it in your shoes. Its even labeled so you know which is left and which is right!




Thank you Influenster for my complimentary pair. The review posted is 100% my opinion, and was not influenced by me getting these for free.














Review: eMeals + Discount Code

*Get 35% off menu planning with eMeals by using code CYBER35. Read below!*

I already used meal planning when it came to my grocery shopping list and budget. I recently was given a subscription to eMeals, which makes the meal planning easy for you. I have heard of eMeals before. Dave Ramsey, financial guru, recommends this, because it helps you cut down on waste (leftovers) and gives you an affordable menu plan for the upcoming week. You choose your menu style, your family size, and a store you shop at regularly. Every week it will email you with a new menu plan, recipes for main and side dishes, directions, as well as a grocery list WITH prices. It states that it gives coupons as well, but I haven't seen any.  All the ingredients you buy for the week will be used in multiple recipes, so there won't be any waste left over. For example, you need 1/4 onion for one recipe, but the rest of the onion goes bad because you don't need it again. With eMeals, they help prevent that.

Treat Holiday Cards + Flash Giveaway!

Treat is a great company to get your holiday cards from. They have such a large selection to choose from, and now you can buy from their one-to-one holiday card collection. This allows you to personalize cards just for those special people in your life, rather than giving them one from a bulk order. Treat also now offers one-to-one gift selection.
 
What's great is that you can buy an individual card for your childrens teacher(s), a special card for your spouse, the grandparents, Christmas thank you cards, etc. There are so many to choose from, and I think we will be buying the Christmas thank you cards to give the grandparents from the kids.

Some of my favorite gifts from the gift collection, is the iPhone case, easel art, and the mounted prints. I think those are really cute, and I think I will be buying those for some people this year... Ok, the iPhone case would be for myself. LOL.

Another great gift option, putting the gift cards in the card itself! You can add gift cards from the Treat website! They also have an app which allows you to send digital cards.

My personal fave, the stationary. There are so many options to choose from, whether you want a holiday decoration, or something that fits in all year round. They have stationary for everyone.

Most of the cards on the website also has a digital option, so you can send the card digitally. Saving time and money. Here is a video on how that works:



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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Review: Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara

I don't always wear makeup, and for an every day look, its usually a little mascara, some color on the cheeks, and lipgloss. That's it. Obviously, I do wear more than that when going out, or special occasions, etc. And I do own a ton of makeup. I thought I found my favorite mascara, but then Influenster sent me Rimmel London's Scandaleyes Retro Glam mascara. They claim that it gives you bold, wide-eyed false lash look. I'm thinking, yea right. That false lash look is from false lashes you use in the commercials (pet peeve of mine right there).

But I figured, might as well try it. I don't think I've ever actually tried a mascara from Rimmel London. This is the look I created. Yes, I am using other non-Rimmel products, but lets not name them in this post (but I'll be glad to tell ya if you send me a message or tweet me). The pic below is an Instagram pic, and I used a filter because the lighting wasn't all that great in my apartment at that time.



Shocker. It actually looks good. It doesn't seem over done, it looks great, and I actually like it. You can see the lashes, and you can see my eyes appear wide, I look awake (even though I was dog tired). I feel like this mascara can be great for dramatic, and subtle/natural looks.

So guess now I have a new mascara to add to my favorites. It lasted all day, and was easy to wash off. I didn't look like a racoon after trying to take off the mascara, so that is a big plus.



What's your favorite mascara? Would you give Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara a try?

*Note: I received this mascara as part of my Rose VoxBox from Influenster. While the sample was given to me, the opinions stated are my own.
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Friday, November 8, 2013

Review: BA Star Red Lip Pencil


While I'm not usually one to rock a red lip, I've recently discovered I kinda like how I look in red. I received a lip crayon in a red color from BA Star that's perfect for the holidays. It is actually called Holiday Lip Pencil. I used it to go with my Halloween face first. A few days later I went ahead and tried it out with some simple makeup. It looks good.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Spotlight: Teagime - Weekly Tea Delivery Service

Teagime is short for tea regime, which is a weekly tea service. This tea is said to help your body detox and lose excess weight. Granted, this company is located in the UK, and so prices and studies that they mention are specific to the UK, this actually sounds pretty good.

They offer three teas for every day. A morning tea, afternoon tea and an evening tea. Teagime teas help to metabolize excess fat and “can do wonders” for your detox and weight loss goals. Of course, you should have moderate exerice and a balanced diet to go along with this, as with any other weight loss product.

The company is not quite ready to deliver, and they need some help. They have a campaign on Indigogo, which is a crowd funding website. They need help to get their product made and shipped. They offer perks for your donations. A simple $5 (in UK dollars) donation will get you a sampler pack, $10 (UK dollars) gets you a week supply of Teagime. The perks go all the way up to $1k (UK) where you get lifetime supply of Teagime.

If you check them out on Indigogo, you can find out more about their product, their claims and what they plan to do with the money – if you choose to help and donate.

Teagime was made out of the idea that there needs to be a healthy alternative to soft drinks. Apparently, a UK Soft Drinks Report for 2013 stated that an average person in the UK drank 227 liters of the stuff (doesn’t specify if it is per day or year, etc). As many know, soda increases your risk of heart disease and high cholesterol. They decided to look for alternatives that are healthier. They found there was nothing available on the market. But they did find that some herbs and teas have synergistic and nourishing properties when taken together. So that is how they came up with Teagime.

If you’re interested in learning more, check out their campaign on Indigogo.

Now, being that they are in the UK, I’m not sure what their standards are as far as the FDA and the claims they make. You should make sure you do your own research before trying any product, including speaking to your doctor about the ingredients used, and if anything may interact with any current medications.

What do you think? It seems worthwhile, I’m contemplating donating the $5 to sample it and see if it at least tastes good. I just don’t know how I would make the tea – as they aren’t bagged. It is loose leaf tea, and I’m not familiar with it. Will you try it? Let me know!

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Creative Physics Program Review

Creative Physics 5.0 is a Windows based program (for Win XP up to Win 8). Creative Physics is an educational software app that helps physics students learn physics in a way that is more fun and interactive.

Creative Physics is made by Stewart Software out of Baton Rouge, LA. Now, while it is a physics software, it doesn't mean that regular, non-physics students can't play with it a little. Us non-technical people can use it for fun, or make designs, even though it isn't the intended purpose.

This app is targeted towards high school students and their teachers, especially integrated into the coursework. More specifically, the makers of the app are targeting college and grad students to be used in physics labs in college.

Some features:
  • The app is free to download and use for 15 days. Now, that isn't 15 days in a row, but rather 15 unique usage days. You can skip days in the program, and it won't count unless you use it that day.
  • It is 3D
  • The price of Creative Physics is less than the leading competitor
  • Older versions of Creative Physics were used in the 80's and 90's in many university level physics labs around the USA and the world. It was showcased at the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) meetings at that time.
  • Since it is a small program, it won't suck up your computers resources and can run with very little RAM.

Stewart Software plans to help the community by donating their program to schools in areas of poverty to help advance the educational needs of children and students. They are also constantly upgrading the product and are working on some video tutorials and a workbook to go along with the experiments.

Besides physics, you can use this program with astronomy, Earth Science, vector addition, geometry,trigonometry, calculus. Mechanical engineers can use this software.

It is considered a STEM (Science, Technology, Education, Math) educational software. This software is great for college students who are taking Earth Science or Astronomy to learn the planets of the solar system, and the constellations in the correct manner, as taught in typical courses.

Overall, even though I personally do not have a need for this program, it is fun, and I can see this being used by high school and college students. It is very educational, and for me it was pretty fun to play around with. I'll give it a 5/5.


You can check out the software by going to CreativePhysics.net


Pampers and Daylight Savings Sleep Tips + Giveaway!

For many moms, the most important thing when it comes to night time and baby, is wetness protection. Most babies will sleep 12 hrs at night, and you want a diaper that can protect that entire time. Pampers Baby Dry diapers provide up to 12 hrs of protection from wetness. That is perfect for night time, and is our nighttime diaper of choice. We as moms know that a dry night means that baby is more rested and less fussy the next day.
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in sizes 1 to 6.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Review: YoDarling App

YoDarling is an app available on iTunes. YoDarling is for flirting, chatting and meeting new people. Its the next dating app for singles. You probably are thinking that there are already way too many like this, but this is kind of different. With this app you can meet singles near you, and you never get a message from somebody you don't like.

You can sign in with Facebook, or register separately if you don't want everyone to know you're on a dating site. Then simply look for other members. When you find one you like, simply send a 'Yo' to the member and wait to see they 'Yo' you back. As soon as there is a match, the app lets you know. Then you are able to chat with that member, and from there you can decide to meet.

The app doesn't have a psychological test for you to take. The makers of YoDarling think that it is impossible to find a partner this way. Even though that way has worked for many people, it still hasn't worked for others. So if those sites with tests have failed you, try this, it may work.

The app is free to download and use. There is an optional premium subscription available for $2.99 a month. That is totally up to you to decide if you want to buy it. From the looks of it, you don't have to buy it to do anything on the app.

I've played around with the app (I am married, so I'm not looking for anything -but at least wanna try it for you). It seems easy enough. If you have a smart phone you should understand how an app works and should be able to navigate your way around an app. Its pretty easy to understand. If you're single and looking for someone to chat/flirt or hang out with, then check out this app. It may be best for you.

You can check out the website, or download it on iTunes for your device.

Let me know, did you try it? Did you like it?


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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: Laugh & Learn Love to Play Sis

The Laugh & Learn Love to Play Sis is a cute little toy. It appears to be the little sister to Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Puppy. This cute little girl responds to baby's touch with silly sayings and songs. It sings familiar songs like Itsy Bitsy Spider. There are two interactive play modes, music and learning, just like her big brother.  

Monday, October 7, 2013

Review: The Best Cordless Vacuums Website

While this website may still be in the beginning phases, its quite good. I don’t have a cordless vacuum, but I do plan on getting one at some point. This blog is a great place to go to get an idea of which one might be a good fit for you.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Know Your Risk for Breast Cancer

This month is Breast Cancer awareness month. Know your risk. Take this quiz and see if you have an increased risk.

Note! This is not meant to be in place of a doctors examination. If the quiz suggests you have an increased risk, please see your doctor. If you are concerned, please consult with your doctor. 


Monday, September 30, 2013

Review: Lazy Bird iPhone App

Lazy Bird is just as cute as Doubting Dasha. Visually stunning, fun yet educational and just all around cute. Same with Dasha, you can read along, read by yourself, have it read it to you, or record your voice to read it to your kids. This app is a bit more upbeat than Dasha, definitely not gothic at all.


This story is about Frank. He is the laziest bird you have ever known. This story is educational in which it helps with reading skills, it also teaches a valuable life lesson. This app is so much fun, that not only does my 9 yr old love it, my 1 yr old wants to play it. So I put it in my Fisher Price Apptivity case for my iPhone and I turn the app on so she can enjoy it. She loves it!

I recommend this app. If you are looking for apps to help your child with reading, this is it. My son hates reading, and these apps make it fun for him!

This app is designed for both the iPhone and the iPad. On my iPhone, the images are clear, and visually stunning. I can imagine it would look just as fabulous on the iPad.

This is a must have app!  It only costs $0.99, and its available on iTunes. 




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Review: Doutbing Dasha iPhone App

Doubting Dasha is an iPhone app for kids. It is a story app in which the kids can read along, have the story read to them or read by themselves. You can also have a the parent (or grandparents) record their voice reading the app to them.



This story is kind of dark and gothic, but it isn't too "dark" for kids. Dasha must save her village in a race against time. Along the way she must confront the dark forest which is rumored to have giants, wolves, witches and other monsters. She must show that she is courageous.


Throughout the story, you can tap on an item or a character to discover more about the character or the story. We love this app. I enjoy any app that gets my son excited about reading! That never happens, and he just isn't into reading like I was as a kid.

The illustrations and graphics are pretty amazing, and even on my iPhone its clear and there are't any problems. This app also works on the iPad, so it may be more fun on the iPad. Apps that promote learning, and problem solving are great. This app also has riddles throughout that allows you to help Dasha save her village. The app has 5 stars from the reviewers, and I can see why.

Doubting Dasha only costs $0.99, and its a great deal. Get it for your iPhone or iPad here.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Review: Card.com

Recently I was offered to review this prepaid card from Card.Com. I said sure, why not. The best part about this card, that allows it to stand out from other prepaid cards, is the choices of cards! OMG, you can choose from many categories such as hipster, fashion, comics, flags, causes, etc.
Autism, card.com
Autism cause. One close to my heart.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Review: Joomeez Nova App

This app is so much fun, it just may replace my Candy Crush addiction!  The first level is free, and if you decide you love the game (which you will) you can buy the upgrade and it will give you 100+ levels to play and beat (hopefully there will be more added as time goes on!).
Joomeez App Review

Friday, September 13, 2013

Online Self Defense Classes

I came across this website, Krav Online, and thought it was perfect. Many people either don't have the time or energy (and sometimes money) to go to a self defense class in person. Well, with Krav Online, you can do it from the comfort of your home.

They teach online self defense classes for women, seniors, men and even children. Bullying is more so present today in our schools than ever, and not all of our kids would know how to defend themselves properly if someone was to lay hands on them or attack them. This class can teach our kids how to defend themselves if ever needed. It can also help our kids fend off an attacker, or at least injure them enough so they can run for help.

The classes range from $15 to $115. You can choose to receive them for one, three six or twelve months. It teaches self defense from all positions. Whether the attacker has you on the ground (or God forbid comes into you're home while you're sleeping), from behind, etc. You can view previews of the videos on the website, where they show people of all ages, both male and female, using it.

This website is definitely worth checking out. No matter who you want to use this service, they will surely gain useful information. Let's just hope we never have to use the techniques.

Check them out by visiting them here: Krav Online.


Have you ever taken a self defense class? Would you take one online?

-Jennifer

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

MyJobChart.com - A New Way To Assign Chores

Have you heard about MyJobChart.com? It is a new way to assign chores to your kids, and is accessible over desktop, Android devices and iPhones/iPads. It is free to get started. When the kids do chores, they earn points. Those points they can choose to save, share or spend.

I'm going to use it with my son, are you going to use it? Its free to join, so why not test it out?

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Monday, September 9, 2013

One Year Old... Already?

So Bella turns one year old on September 12. Oh. My. God. Where has the time gone?! I feel like it just flew by. So much has happened, so much that I want to go back to. She is creeping on her own now (holding onto furniture to move around), crawling obviously, even though she hated it at first. She lifts her arms up when she wants up, says mama a lot, trying to say dada, a lot of baby talk. She adores her big brother, which is AMAZING to watch that relationship grow. But man, 1 year already?!

I'm not ready!

I'm not ready to call my baby a toddler. I'm not ready to see her start walking - even though I am very excited about the prospect of it. I am not ready at all.

This means we are closer to preschool. We are closer to more talking. Closer to terrible twos. Closer to potty training (I can't wait to stop buying diapers).

sigh

So I look back at the past year and think wow. I made it. And I look ahead at the next year, and think wow, I'm crazy. But, I am excited, and scared. Its been a long time since I've had a toddler in my care 24/7. Eric is now 9 years old! I mean, yea, I've watched my nephews and some friends kids... But, they got to go back. But this one, shes all mine, and she doesn't go back to anyone. I can't wait to see how her personality grows - which we can already see flourish daily. She is a funny one, and she likes the camera. A future model?

sigh, again.

I will be posting photos of her 1st birthday on my Instagram if you care to follow. My user name is jentyree.

Wish me luck!

--Jennifer.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Great4Home : Website Review

The website Great4Home is a neat little blog. If you are looking to purchase products for your home, such as a vacuum cleaner, steamers, grills, etc, you can check this site to find reviews on the top / popular products available....

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sponsored Post: Antiperspirant Options for Women

As women, we try our best to stay fresh and smelling good. Whether its for work, our partners, or just for ourselves. Some women, more than others, tend to need more than others. The most popular staple in a woman's arsenal, is the antiperspirant. It is important to find the right antiperspirant for you, because what works for me, may not work for you.

There are many options available, between towelettes, clinical strength and prescription strength. The one you need will depend on what your specific issues are. Many women can use a typical deodorant, and don't need anything stronger. However, some women need stronger, sometimes prescription strength.

Before you buy, you can speak to your doctor about your specific problems and they can suggest what would work best for you. Many popular choices are Secret Clinical Strength or Dove Clinical Protection.

The type of antiperspirant you use isn't always based on what makes you sweat, but it may be the environment. Its common for those in hot and humid environments to need a stronger deodorant than other areas.

You can choose to try out a few options on your own before you speak to a doctor. If you find that you cannot get the right strength, then it is time to talk to a doctor to see what would work for you.

To explore some of the options mentioned, feel free to check out this article on the website Mommy Edition,  http://www.mommyedition.com/best-antiperspirants-for-women.

Let me know, what do you use? For me, regular deodorant works fine for me. When I work out I need a little extra, but nothing clinical.


*Note: I was paid to write this post. The post above is 100% my own work*

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Review: Aloha Island Lei's

Not too long ago, I was sent a fresh lei from Aloha Island Lei's. Now, I love everything about Hawaii. I have never been, but so badly want to go. I hope one day, I can make it there. I've watched many things on TV about Hawaii, the volcanos, etc.

Well, one of the most popular things about Hawaii, is the lei. You have seen it on every commercial, TV show or movie, when you get off the plane and land, the beautiful girls place a lei on you, and may kiss your cheek. Well, I got some of that.

Anyways, I got an email from the company asking if I wanted to receive one.. Of course I did! And they sent me a package! Inside the package, there was a card with the company info on it. And a real chocolate covered macadamia nut (it was SOOOOOO good!)
As soon as you opened it you could smell them






The back of the purple lei
Gorgeous purple flower lei. And yes, its
real flowers!





And naturally, I placed them on my kids LOL.






The flowers lasted quite a while. They can last I think it says up to a week when placed in the fridge and watered. I hung them from my desk. The aroma smelled so good. Better than any Hawaiian air freshener I've bought LOL


You can buy them for any occasion! You can check them out at www.AlohaIslandLei.com.


Review: Watson Stopwatches and Timers App

The Watson Stopwatches and Timers app is available on the Google Play store, and is from eWorld Tech. Let me tell you, I use stopwatches and timers often. Some for my son for how long he has for a chore, or until we go somewhere, etc. I also use them to count down to big events. But I also use them for mystery shopping. Sometimes in a fast food shop you have to time the workers for certain things. And you can't always do it on some of the other apps, or you have to pay for them. This app is free. And it works on phones as well as tablets. I have it on my Google Nexus 7.

You can customize the timers colors, have multiple timers going at the same time, and even record laps. While it only has 1 review on the app store, it really is an app worth noting. The review posted is a 5 star, and he appears to use it when he is tracking time while working with clients. Definitely worth it.

To get the app, check it out here: Watson Stopwatches and Timers


--Jennifer


*I was paid to download the app and honestly review it. The review listed is my honest opinion.*

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Are You On Sverve?

Sverve is this great site that allows you to connect with other mom bloggers and companies. Through this site, you can connect with companies who have campaigns for you to review their products. Some you get paid and get product, some just one or the other. Either way, its great exposure for both you and your blog, as well as the company.

Come join me and check it out! Sign up, enter your blog URL and categories. If you endorse me, I'll be happy to endorse you back!

Free $10 Gift Card

If you sign up for the site Plink from now until 8/18/2013 at 11:59 EST, link your credit or debit card, and make a purchase using that card before the date previously mentioned, you will get a bonus 1,000 Plink Points, which is enough for a $10 gift card. You can choose a gift card from anywhere like Amazon, iTunes, Target, Walmart, Kohls, Starbucks and more.

This is for new Plink members only. The bonus points will be awarded within 7 business days of the transaction posting date. You have to make the purchase on or before 8/18/2013.

I'm on the site, and I can verify it is legit!

What are you waiting for? Go sign up! Click the image below to get the bonus points offer!

Essential Skills: Online Learning Programs for Grades K-6

No matter if you homeschool or not, this is a great program to try out. Give your kids the advantage that can help them excel in school.  The results for this program are verified by over 15,000 professional educators. The site will help you choose which learning solution is right for your child. The program itself is used in over 20,000 schools.

If your child has difficulty reading fluently, decoding and sounding out words, understanding what he or she has read, spelling, basic math, focusing and working to their potential, then you should check out this program.

This is perfect for supplementing and enhancing home school curriculum, but is also great for kids who to go public school and need a little extra help.

Improve your child's grades: Online Learning for Kids. Buy Now!

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Piercing Babys Ears... To Do It, or Not To Do It?

I'm so undecided.

I didn't get my ears pierced as a baby. But I did struggle when I did get them done later as a kid. I had them done with gold, and then they got infected. We let close, and did it again with gold. Got infected, again. So then we did surgical steel, and its been smooth sailing since.

My daughter is about to be 11 months next week. At first I said I wouldn't pierce her ears. But then I think back to when I had mine done, and quickly wish I could forget about it! The chances today that she would not want her ears pierced when she is older is slim. Back when I was a kid, many kids had it. But today, nearly everyone has their ears pierced. I really want to, but am afraid. It will break my heart to see her cry. But I know it will be short lived. The pain goes away quickly. Especially when you do both ears at once.

Bella would look so cute with her ears done. But what if she pulls at her ears? Do they do that? Do babies stop? How much time do I have to invest in making sure she doesn't pull them out? Does that happen? I would love if some of you can give me your experiences.


--Jennifer

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Free Trial of Redbox Streaming + 4 DVD Credits

I've used this service, and I have to say, if you watch movies often then this is for you. You do not need to be a Verizon customer either! 
What you get:
Unlimited streaming PLUS 4 free kiosk rental credits per month for subscribed users. Join Redbox Instant by Verizon for unlimited streaming movies PLUS 4 DVD rental credits at any Redbox kiosk. Join today to get started! 

Stream to your computer, Xbox 360, Samsung Smart TV & Blu-ray players, Apple iPhones & iPads, and Android phones & tablets!

After trial, just $8/mo and you'll continue to enjoy 4 Redbox DVD credits every month.

Each credit is good for 1 overnight rental of 1 DVD. If you keep your DVD an extra night, it just uses another credit. You won't be charged until your credits are all used up. And the next month it refills to 4 DVD credits again.

You can cancel any time before the trial ends if you are unhappy. 

Sigh up here!

Free Groceries for a Year

It would be awesome if one of my readers won this. Eversave is giving away free groceries for a year. Enter now for your chance to win!

Possible Free Shoes

Apparently when you sign up for JustFab, after a few days you will get an email to get your first pair of shoes for free. Wouldn't hurt to try! Sign up! No need to enter CC info, unless you plan on buying a pair now. 

Sign up using my link, please (a few referrals gets ya girl something for free)!  http://www.justfab.com/invite/712125/

Here are some ideas of what they offer. They really do offer everything though!






Thursday, July 18, 2013

Free Photo Mug

You can get a free 11oz photo mug from York if you use the code MYMUG. This would normally cost you $9.99, so its a pretty good deal. You only have to pay for shipping. Mine came to $5.99 - not bad at all! This offer ends July 31, 2013 at 11:59pm your local time. There are several options available as to how you put your photos on there.. Yes, you can have more than one on the mug!
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Friday, July 12, 2013

Home Depot Garden Club

When you join the Home Depot Garden Club, you will get a coupon for $5 off coupon. Annually you can save up to $300 in the club. There are also project ideas, tips, and much more. Definitely worth the join.

Waterproof Smartphone Case

Nowadays we let our kids play with our phones. Or they just take them and play. For some of us, its like that commercial where the baby throws the keys down the toilet, I'm sure there are many parents whose kids have thrown cell phones in the toilet. Or in the pool. Or in the lake/ocean. So why not prevent it as much as you can?

You can get a waterproof smartphone case. Fits most smart phones, check the site to find out if yours is. Right now, these are only $9. Regular price is $59.99. You're saving 85%.

Check it out here Offer expires at 11:59pm on July 12 2013. Hurry!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Making the transition to contacts...

I have had to wear prescription glasses for a while. During my pregnancy I actually noticed my eyes got worse, and had to get a new prescription. As my old one was from at least 4 or 5 years prior. So in November, I went and got my eyes re-examined, and got a new pair of black Dolce & Gabana glasses. Purely because my insurance covered most of the costs LOL. But they are also really cute.

Anyways, since my vision insurance resets every January, I was going to go back earlier this year to get a pair of prescription sunglasses. The sun is way to bright out here in Arizona to not wear sunglasses. Well, I never went back to do that because it always seemed out of budget (insurance only covers up to a certain amount, and then I get a discount on the rest of the costs).

But then I got to thinking. If I just had contacts I could wear my favorite sunglasses that I already own. I wouldn't need to get special sunglasses. Then God forbid if I actually lost the sunglasses (which I frequently do LOL). So, I called my eye doctor, and made an appointment for two weeks from now (they are booked). I am kind of nervous. I have never liked touching my eyeballs.

Wondering if anyone has ever made the switch to contacts. How was it? Weird at first? Is it still weird? Can you roll your eyes at your husband or sister? <-- a="" brand="" can="" do="" easier="" get="" in="" is="" like="" many="" must="" nbsp="" ones="" p="" questions="" sleep="" so="" that="" the="" what="" you="">

Thursday, June 27, 2013

My baby boy isn't much of a baby anymore...

He will always be my baby. He is my first born. He has loved me longer. Yet, even though he will be 9 in like two weeks, he is still my baby.

Then he goes away to camp. This was his first time away from me. Ever. Usually, when he is away from me he is with family or a friend of mine. But this time, he was with people I don't really know. At camp. For 4 days. He left Tuesday morning, and will come back tomorrow, Friday. I cannot wait to see him! I know Bella will be so excited to see him again.

I have to face the fact that he is about to be 9 years old. How are you supposed to recognize this!? How can you tell that your child is growing up into a handsome young man. I can't even begin to understand how the heck I am turning 27 this year!!!! 30 is so close!

But back to the original thought. He is going to be 9. Bella will be 1 in September. My baby girl will be a toddler! Oy (not even Jewish, but I say this all the time). Do you realize how long ago I had a toddler? Am I prepared to have a pre-teen and a toddler?! Save me now.

Do you have kids with such a large age gap? How do you manage? It is really as insane as I think it will be?

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Live Puzzle App Review

-I received financial compensation to give my review on this app. The review is 100% mine.-
Live Puzzle is an app available on Google Play for Android devices. This app is great for any age, as long as you love a great puzzle. It isn't your average every day puzzle though.

The puzzles here are live! They move as you try to put them together. It really is fun. Not only does my almost 9 year old son love it, but I had a blast with it. I played it on my Nexus 7, and the color and picture were clear and beautiful.

Some info about the app:
The names of the animals are written AND spoken in 10 different languages. It helps kids problem solve and helps with hand-eye coordination. There are 12 animals to discover from the same type of Indian forest as in The Jungle Book (Adventures of Mowgli). A great idea for learning would be to watch the movie, and then learn about the animals while playing the app (note: the app does not teach about the animals. You would need additional printouts).

What I absolutely love above all else, is that the app is FREE from third party advertising. There are not any in-app purchases to upgrade, it does not collect data. There is a protected parent section where you can find other apps as well as social network links and website for the creator of the app, Kidoteca.

This app is a great choice, and on Google Play it has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

If you want to check out the app, feel free to do so by clicking here for Live Puzzle! Forest Animals.

Did you download the app? What do you think?

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Review: Ultimate Car Dock App

-I was paid to download, use and review this app. All opinions are honest and are of my own-


This nifty little app is available for Android devices and some tablets on Google Play. I have a Nexus 7, and you don't normally think of needing an app like this for a tablet. But, they wanted me to review it anyways. While I can't make calls or texts from my app, I can use this for navigation and music. However, to use this, I needed to use the hot spot from my phone. I must add, that this is nifty for around the house. I can plug my speakers into my tablet, and play music while cooking or cleaning. Not so bad. 

This would probably be better suited to phones, rather than tablets. Mainly because the app is designed to keep your hands free while driving. For those of you without an iPhone with Siri, you can't text or call people without having to touch your phone. This app can help keep your hands on the steering wheel, and your eyes on the road. 

The app does need permissions from your phone/tablet for use. The permissions it needs are SMS, read contacts, phone, audio, internet and bluetooth. Of course if you have a bluetooth devise you may be able to make calls/texts without this app, depending on the model you have. 

With the download you get a free 7 day trial, so it doesn't hurt to download and try it out. If you like it, pay for it, if you don't, well then delete it. 

On Google Play, the app has a 4 out of 5 stars. There are some reviews that are lower than 5 simply because it is a trial, then you have to pay. Well, my personal opinion is that the app info clearly states it is a 7 day trial.

Even though I used it on a tablet, I will rate this a 5. It is good for what it says, and is kinda cool to just tell my tablet to play my music. 

If you want to download it, click here to get started.

Did you download it? What do you think? 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Win a Macbook? I think so!

....At least I definitely am going to try. LOL.
The point of this blog post is to point you in the direction of a Macbook giveaway.... And earn myself some extra entries in the process.

The folks over at The Penny Hoarder is holding the giveaway. I suggest you go enter.... But I really hope I win.

Enter by clicking here.

That is all .
I know, it's a short post.

--Jennifer

Friday, May 17, 2013

Wantable Makeup Box Review

-Disclaimer: I have received the product mentioned below for free in return for my honest opinion.-

Ok, by now, we have all heard of these monthly boxes that are shipped and packed with great items. There are boxes for everything, health, makeup, jewelry, kids, men, nail polish, etc. I have to admit, I've tried a couple. Julep, a monthly nail polish subscription, is a decent box with a decent price. I was Ok with it at first, but then I started to get disappointed in the polish. It chipped to easily, and just, overall started to suck. So I haven't wanted a box from them in a while because of this. I may go back, but not right now.

Another popular box is Birchbox. I've gotten those too. It is a monthly makeup subscription. I had stopped using them for a while, because I was doing Julep, and didn't want to do two boxes a month, only one. So when I recently started my subscription again, it wasn't what I expected. I was expecting a box of makeup, as I had previously (they are a makeup company!). However, I received things that those who were eating healthier than I would want. I honestly only will use one thing out of that box. Its an oil for dry skin. I've been using it on my elbows, and it works well. Otherwise, the crap in that box is just gonna collect dust. *sigh* What to do?!

Right around then, I had gotten an email from someone at Wantable, asking if I would like to try out one of their boxes. I thought, perfect timing!!! So I did. I filled out my style profile - which really just asked me what kind of makeup I liked. And then my box was shipped. It came rather quickly. Less than a week actually. I was excited to open it! Well, actually, I was nervous. I thought back to the recent Birchbox, and thought what if this isn't what I like? What if they send me colors I don't like?! But I opened it, and I fell in love!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

MVP 1 and 2 DVD Reivew

-I received the products mentioned in the post below for free in return for my honest review. The opinions expressed are my own. See my Disclosure page for more info-

Recently, we were chosen to receive some DVDs for review. We received MVP: Most Valuable Primate and MVP 2: Most Vertical Primate. My son loves movies like this, and so I was excited that he was able to see these. These movies came out in 2000 and 20001 (respectively), when these came out I was barely in the 7th grade! I was like 14 years old! So this brings back some memories, because I kinda remember these movies. The movie is made by the same director and producer of similar movies from that time such as Air Buddies. 

Berenstain Bears DVD review

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I got the opportunity to receive some movies for my son. We received the Berenstain Bears DVD box set. It is the 50th anniversary edition, which includes 3 DVDs. The 3 movies in it are Celebrations,  Homework Help and Bear Country. I can't believe anyone still sells these movies. I used to watch them as a kid, and I will be 27 later this year. My son, who is currently 8, never saw or heard of these. Then I told him that I used to watch them as a kid, and so did daddy. That made him interested, as we have introduced him to some old school cartoons. My husband introduced him to Inspector Gadget and Thundercats, and I've shown him cartoons on one of the Nickelodeon channels, when they have their 90's shows on. Shows like Angry Beavers and what not. We also watch some old school Cartoon Network like Animaniacs and Tom and Jerry. So anyways, we let him watch these, and I love that they are learning cartoons. They are cute, and fun, and teach something, unlike a lot of shows today.

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